Are you keen on starting a career in motorsport? Needless to say, you would have to go for special training and complete several courses in order to become a professional driver. You’d also need some high-quality gear to make sure your driving experience is safe as well as successful.
Join us as we take a quick look at the essential gear you would need before you get on the track for the first time.
Firstly, you need a great racing helmet. You also need one that suits the type and class race you are going to compete in. Most gear shops have assistants who would be able to help you select the perfect racing helmet for your new career in motorsport racing.
Next, you’ll need a racing suit to keep you cool and protect you from any possible fire hazards. As with helmets, the type of racing suit you end up buying will depend on the class and type of race you are partaking in. Be sure to check that the suit is SFI or FIA approved.
Racing gloves are an integral part of your ultimate motorsport racing gear. Having a great pair of racing gloves will ensure you’ve got a good grip of the steering wheel no matter the circumstances. There are thousands of great gloves available on the market.
Then, you’ll need a pair of great racing shoes. You probably think this is unnecessary, but the truth is you do need a pair of shoes that are made for racing. This will ensure you’ve got enough grip on the pedals and that your feet are protected in the case of a fire hazard.
Racing Head & Neck Restraints
And finally, you’ll need a racing head and neck restraint. This is yet again for your safety and to ensure that should you be involved in an accident on the track, that your neck and head would be protected. Be sure to check whether the restraint is SFI or FIA approved before buying.
Remember, there is nothing that is more important than your safety while racing. If you like the look but don’t race, you might want to buy some racing-inspired apparel to wear while watching the next race.